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Aug 14, 2009 7:00pm EDT
in belgrade, montana. >> reporter: the president's critics predicted that at today's town hall in conservative montana he would finally see face to face the rage over health care reform. >> hello, montana! >> reporter: it was clear from the start though this crowd was on his side. >> if we can get it done this year, the american people are going to be better off. thank you, montana. >> reporter: the questions were mostly softball. >> welcome and thank you, and i believe in reform as well. >> reporter: the president even tried some humor. >> here in montana you've got bears and moose, elk, and in washington you just have mostly bull. >> reporter: then, finally, some anger from a man who turned the president's humor against him. >> we keep getting the bull, that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. >> reporter: it's unlikely the questioner was as pleased with the answer as the crowd was. >> 2/3 of the money we can obtain just from eliminating waste and inefficiencys. >> reporter: at one point the president even asked for a tougher question. >> i
Aug 13, 2009 7:00pm EDT
: president obama will have his second town hall meeting of the week tomorrow in montana set back on his heels but hoping soshift public opinion on his defining issue. katie. >> couric: one of the most contentious issues in the health care debate involves a proposal to provide end-of-life counseling to help patients decide what kind of medical treatment they want or need. the most extreme opponents have raised the specter of what they call death panels that would decide whether insurance would pay for end-of-life care. there is no such proposal, but the issue has become so divisive the president felt compelled to assure more thans this week that no know was going to-- as he pulled it-- pull the plug on grandma. kelly cobiella has more now on a subject most of us have difficulty talking about. dying. >>eporter: as the protests and the shouting continue in town halls on how end-of-life care would be changed by health care reform, quietly, away from the furor, molvin edwards and his life are planning for the last days of his life. have the doctors told you what your prognosis is? >> they ca
Aug 11, 2009 7:00pm EDT
this week, in colorado and montana. the white house says tickets will be available to the public, which means the president might finally see that information roche us anger over health care reform face to face. >> couric: to be continued. thanks, chip. now at that town meeting president obama accused critics of making false claims about health care reform. for one thing, he said it would not, quote, pull the plug on grandma because we decided it's too expensive to let her live any more. so where did that idea come from? here's cheryl atkinson. >> reporter: at town hall meetings around the country, accusations are flying about so-called end of life care for seniors on medicare. it's spelled out in section 1233 of the house bill. >> what it says is as a 74-year-old man, if you develop cancer, we're pretty much going to write you off. >> nobody 74 is going to be written off because they have cancer. that's a vicious malicious untrue rumor. >> reporter: it's a rumor that spread like fire after a july 16 radio interview with former lieutenant governor of new york, betsy mccoy, a demo
Search Results 0 to 5 of about 6 (some duplicates have been removed)